You know the staff at NobodyisFlyingthePlane would never advocate for national registries or more databases tracking citizens’ private information, especially not a list of those with mental illness, but the NRA is going too far to get its way.
Forget the lunacy of their suggestion to turn schools into armed camps. The issue that really needs to be addressed is that we have a system of proxy government by and for special interest. A government of, by, and for the people shouldn’t be subverted by special interests which clearly do not represent the majority of citizens.
A new survey Wednesday by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and Marist College found that 60% of respondents want stricter laws governing the sale of firearms.
In particular, it showed 87% of respondents support expanded background checks, with strong backing from Democrats, independents and Republicans.
Obama complained in his speech that Senate opponents who are certain to filibuster any legislation will do “everything they can to avoid even allowing a vote on a proposal the overwhelming majority of the American people support.”
“They’re saying your opinion doesn’t matter,” Obama said.